By now we're all pretty bored with the whole Debian renaming Firefox thing. Surely. I have resisted the urge to add my own worthless opinion. Until now.
Personally I have no problem at all with what the Debian guys are doing. Except for one bit. There is one bit that bugs the hell out of me, and it is this. Here is the part where I divulge the thing that is bothering me:
"Iceweasel"? What the hell? This has got to be straight out of Season One, Episode One of "Why Developers Should Never Be Allowed To Name Anything" (Coming soon on Fox). For chrissake. ***Throws hands in air in exasperation***
Don't get me started on stupid project/software names. Why the hell do you think nobody calls it GNU/Linux? And here I pause, but nobody volunteers any suggestions, possibly because they do not want to draw attention to themselves, what with the insane gleam in my eyes, and all. Well, I'll tell you. It is because you can't say "GNU". It rolls off the tongue like an enormous tongue-clamp - ie not at all.
Listen, if you can't think of a suck-free name, then just call it "Web Browser" or "Debian Browser" or any bloody thing, but not "Iceweasel", or any stupid construction like that.
Actually, I'm rather partial to "StoneMonkey". Or "HammerToad". That's pretty neat too.